Uefa warn England and Home Nations that TOTTENHAM could ruin Euro 2028 bid if they fail to agree to stadium rule
TOTTENHAM could ruin the UK and Ireland’s Euro 2028 bid if they fail to adhere to one of Uefa’s stadium regulations.
The UK and Ireland submitted a joint bid to host Euro 2028 last month, with 14 venues across five countries selected to host the matches.
Nine of those venues are in England and they include Wembley Stadium, the London Stadium, Old Trafford and the Etihad Stadium.
The brand new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is also on the list, however, according to The Times, it is causing significant issues in terms of the bidding process.
This is due to the naming rights and the possibility of the stadium breaching a key Uefa rule.
Uefa insist that only “clean”, unbranded stadiums can host European Championship matches.
But, Tottenham have been in talks with Google among a host of other companies over naming rights and as a result there have been significant delays in agreeing guarantees, which has frustrated Uefa.
Manchester City have already agreed to rename the Etihad Stadium to the City of Manchester Stadium throughout the period of the proposed tournament in order to avoid any breaches.
Similarly, the Aviva Stadium in Dublin will be known as the Dublin Stadium.
Uefa are also waiting for responses from the UK and Ireland regarding the guarantee of policing, night flights and airports, as well as income tax exemptions.
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There is also an issue surrounding Casement Park in Belfast – one of the 14 venues selected to host matches.
The stadium requires substantial redevelopment and although this is due to take place next year, Uefa are still awaiting guarantees of the final plans.
The official Uefa vote to determine which country or countries will host Euro 2028 is due to take place in September.
The UK and Ireland are up against Turkey in the vote.
It is understood that Turkey has signed off all its guarantees already.